This Week in Clemson Athletics
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/30/2013

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
(home events BOLD)

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Thursday, Oct. 3
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Soccer at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Friday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. Miami, 7 p.m. - Jervey Gym - ESPN3
Student Appreciation Night: Students get a free schedule cup while supplies last, and one lucky student will get a chance to win $5000
Women's Tennis - Duckworth Family Fall Classic - Hoke Sloan Tennis Center
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Cross Country at Notre Dame Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 5
Volleyball vs. Florida State, 6 p.m. - Jervey Gym - TigerCast
Social Media Night: Check out @ClemsonVB on Twitter and Clemson University Volleyball on Facebook throughout the week and at the match for ways to win
Men's Soccer vs. Notre Dame, 7 p.m. - Historic Riggs Field (EPSN3) 
Pizza Night: First 500 fans get free pizza 
Women's Tennis - Duckworth Family Fall Classic - Hoke Sloan Tennis Center
Football at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Rowing at Head of The Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Sunday, Oct. 6
Women's Tennis - Duckworth Family Fall Classic - Hoke Sloan Tennis Center
Women's Tennis at ITA All-American (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's Soccer at Virginia, 2 p.m.
Rowing at Head of The Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

SPORT UPDATES

Men's Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)
The men's basketball team opened practice for the 2013-14 season on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum.  The Tigers can hold 30 practices in the six weeks leading up to their regular season opener on Friday, Nov. 8 against Stetson. The men's and women's staffs will head to Cross Creek in Seneca, S.C. on Wednesday for the annual Basketball Media Golf Outing. 

Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)
The women's basketball program will open practice on Wednesday as they make a move to "Restore the Roar" of the storied women's hoops program. The men's and women's staffs will head to Cross Creek in Seneca, S.C. on Wednesday for the annual Basketball Media Golf Outing. 

Cross Country (@CUTrackandField)
The men's and women's teams return to action after a week off to compete at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday.  The event will get underway at 2:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame Golf Course.

Football (@ClemsonFB)
Record: 4-0, 2-0 ACC
Clemson defeated Wake Forest 56-7 on Homecoming at Clemson last Saturday.  The Tigers scored eight touchdowns against a Wake Forest team that had given up just seven touchdowns over its first four games of the season. Tajh Boyd threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and one touchdown to lead the Tigers' offense, which amassed 573 total yards. Boyd became Clemson's career total offense leader and just the second ACC player in history to accumulate at least 100 touchdowns passing and rushing combined. The defense was outstanding as well, holding Wake Forest to seven points, 2-14 on third down, and 222 yards of total offense. Clemson travels to Syracuse this week for its first ACC game against the Orange.  It will be Syracuse's first ACC football game.

Women's Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)
Clemson's women's golf team moved well into the top 25 of the most recent Golf World Coaches Poll.  With two impressive second place finishes, the Tigers are ranked 11th in the nation after being unranked in the preseason. It has been an impressive beginning for J.T. Horton's team that is composed of all freshmen. The team will be back in action October 11-13 at the Ruth's Chris Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)
The women's rowing team will kick off its fall season this weekend when it travels to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the Head of the Oklahoma. The regatta will start Saturday morning and conclude on Sunday. Last season, the Tigers took first in three of four races at the event, including the two night sprint races. Clemson was ranked 18th in the final CRCA poll of the 2013 season.

Men's Soccer (@ClemsonMensSoc)
Record: 7-1-1, 2-1-1 ACC
The Tigers began last week with a 2-0 victory over USC Upstate on Tuesday, giving head coach Mike Noonan his 250th career victory. In his 25-year career, Noonan is now 250-143-57.  His tenure includes stops at Wheaton College, New Hampshire, Brown, and Clemson.  Noonan, who took Brown to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight Ivy League Championships in 15 years, is in his fourth year at Clemson. Friday's return to Atlantic Coast Conference play saw the Tigers claim a point at Virginia Tech with a 0-0 draw despite playing a man down for the final 25 minutes. The Tigers return to action this weekend with a home conference match against Florida State at Historic Riggs Field on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Women's Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)
Record: 6-2-3, 3-1-1 ACC
The Clemson women's soccer team was 1-0-1 in two games last week. The Tigers defeated Syracuse 1-0 in Syracuse, N.Y., on Thursday for their first ACC road win of the season. Sophomore Kylie Tawney netted the game-winner versus the Orange.  On Sunday, Clemson played No. 3 Florida State to a 1-1 double overtime draw at Historic Riggs Field. Senior Vanessa Laxgang scored the Tigers' lone goal, and leads the team in scoring with 12 points (five goals, two assists). This week, Clemson will travel to the state of Virginia for a pair of games against ranked opponents, facing No. 13 Virginia Tech Thursday before traveling to No. 1 Virginia on Sunday.

Men's Tennis (@ClemsonMensTenn)
Dominique Maden, Alejandro Augusto-Bueno and Brent Lett each advanced to the second round of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend. The Tigers' Hunter Harrington begins play in the qualifying draw on Monday, fighting for one of eight spots in the main draw to begin Oct. 3. 

Women's Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)
The Clemson women's tennis team played at the Furman Fall Classic, where highlights included freshman Joana Eidukonyte's runner-up finish in flight three singles and Yana Koroleva and Tristen Dewar's takedown of No. 6 Colton/Mira in the doubles draw. Additionally, Romy Koelzer has won three matches at the ITA All-American to advance to the Qualifying draw, where she and teammate Beatrice Gumulya will each compete for one of eight spots in the main draw. Koroleva has earned an automatic bid to the main draw. Gumulya and Koroleva will then team up in main draw doubles. This weekend, women's tennis will host the Duckworth Family Fall Classic at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center with action beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)
Record: 7-6, 1-1 ACC
It was a weekend of firsts and lasts for the volleyball program this weekend. The squad came away with a 3-1 win in College Park in the teams' final meeting as conference foes, but fell 3-0 to Pittsburgh in the first meeting as ACC opponents. Mo Simmons led the way in Sunday's win as the senior, who leads the ACC at 4.52 kills per set, put down 22 kills against the Terps. The Tigers also came away with 14.0 blocks, including nine coming from junior Beta Dumancic. The Tigers open up a six-match homestand this week with Miami (Fri., 7:00 p.m.) and nationally ranked Florida State (Sat., 6:00 p.m.). 



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